Dr. D. Usha Reddy, Principal and CEO of Meridian Group of Schools is a renowned educationist in Hyderabad, India. An alumnus of Rishi Valley School, Jiddu Krishnamurti Foundation, her perspective on education focuses on inner transformation. Endowed with exceptional leadership qualities, she was the Chairperson of Hyderabad Sahodaya Schools Complex, a conglomerate of 200 CBSE schools. As a CBSE Master Trainer, she has mentored over 800 educators, encouraging collaboration and exchange of best practices.
She promotes holistic development through academic excellence and students’ participation in sports, sciences, art and literary events where students have won accolades. Being passionate about school social responsibility, she believes that developing the intellect alone is inadequate and focuses on multiple socially relevant activities that stimulate the soul and mould the character of students. A champion of inclusive education, she has made a difference in the lives of children with special needs.
With diverse achievements to her credit, she has received multiple Best Principal Awards for service in education and Excellence Awards from three Governors of State and three Lifetime Achievement Awards. She is the recipient of the prestigious National Award for Teachers in 2010 from the then Hon’ble President of India.
Her recent feather in the cap is receiving the Honorary Professor title from Oxford Academic Union, Oxford. A multi-faceted high-end achiever, Dr. Reddy is an inspirational and exemplary educator who connects the Mind and Heart and touches lives in a simple yet profound way.